Investigation ongoing following pitch invasion during Chesterfield V Oldham match
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Officers are carrying out an investigation following a pitch incursion during the Chesterfield FC V Oldham Athletic match at the weekend.
The incident happened towards the end of the game at the SMH Group Stadium on Saturday 19 August.
We are also carrying out enquiries into other reports of fighting between a small number of spectators inside the ground and the goalkeeper being pushed, around the same time.
A 36-year-old man from Oldham was arrested on the day on suspicion of football offences. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
PC Adam Collins, Dedicated Football Officer for Chesterfield FC, said: “It is disappointing to see reports of fighting between a small number of spectators and a pitch incursion.
“We are continuing to carry out enquiries and review CCTV to identify those responsible and will pursue any further action if appropriate.”
Individuals found to have invaded football pitches in the past have been prosecuted in the past, and Football Banning Orders have been applied for through the courts.
A Football Banning Order means the person convicted cannot attend any football fixture for a set period of time. It may also require the person convicted to surrender their passport for any future England international fixtures.
PC Collins added: “We are continuing to work hard to ensure that supporters of all teams coming to Derbyshire throughout the football season can enjoy the experience of watching their club safely.
“We understand that passions can run high when it comes to supporting your team but there is no excuse to resorting to anti-social behaviour or even violence. Football is a family sport, and we aim to keep it that way.”
If anyone has any information about the incident at the game, please contact us on the details below quoting reference 23000523339: